Even hunters who are more than happy to belly crawl through 100 yards of cow pasture can struggle hunting turkeys in open country.

Open country longbeards have a distinct advantage over their woodland brothers due to the simple fact that they can see you coming from farther off. Most of the time this means that you don’t get to set up as close to the birds before you start calling. On top of that, open country usually means wind. Good luck getting your desperate hen yelps to a gobbler across a windy quarter mile of Oklahoma red dirt.

To help even the odds, Rick White of Hunter’s Specialties generally uses a box call when he hunts the open range. White says the box call is the loudest option and is best at cutting through the wind.